Edward

Maxfield

CEO and Change Maker at West Yorkshire Self Advocacy Network

Community Advocate

My advocacy journey started at 16 when I joined Whizz-Kidz, at 18 I joined the Kidz board. Since then I have spoken at many conferences and even been invited to the House of Lords. I joined the GBRTT NRAS advisory group and through this I also became a member of the East Midlands Railway Inclusivity board and it’s been fabulous to affect change within these groups and see how the groups are creating a path forward in regards to accessibility in the railways. Finally, I recently set up WYSAN with support from the Virgin Money Foundation and Northern Soul as a fellow on the Virgin Money Young ChangeMakers Fellowship. WYSAN will support young disabled people in West Yorkshire, my home county.

“Being included in the Disability Power 100 is such an honour, often I am working away in the background and it feel so great to have my work recognized.”

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